Cooney wins Northwest Amateur by four strokes, makes 25 birdies

JJ Cooney, of Pickstown, SD, (above left) put together four under-par rounds to win the 2019 Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament at the Spencer Golf and Country Club. Cooney, who shot rounds of 71-66-68-66 (-17), made a total of 25 birdies en route to a four stroke victory over Justin Kolb, of Sioux Falls, SD, and Trent Peterson of Eagen, MN. Cooney trailed by four strokes of the lead entering the final round.

A quartet of players finished in a logjam for fourth place at -11, including Joe Hunter (Altoona), Jon Brown (Adel), Matt Tolen (Eau Clarie, WI) and Loagan Schweinefus (Ossian).

In the Senior Division, Jon Brown edged out Booneville’s Brett Taylor. Brown posted rounds of 72-68 (-4) to win the division. Ankeny’s Curtis Hock finished third, four shots back of Brown.

Dick Vetter, of Charlotte, NC, also captured a one stroke victory in the Super Senior Division. Ron Eilers, of Columbia, MO, and Rob Pomerantz, of Des Moines, finished in a tie for second place.

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